Climate Justice Alliance is a national alliance advancing Just Transition strategies in communities across the US

In these new times of political uncertainty, grassroots communities continue to lead the way forward.

About the Alliance

We envision a world in which fairness, equity and ecological rootedness are core values

Climate Justice Alliance members have won significant victories against polluting and extractive industries. We are building local alternatives that center traditional ecological and cultural knowledge and create a pathway for a regenerative future.

Our Power Campaign

As frontline communities, we pilot solutions and organize collectively to shut down the extractive economy

Climate Justice Alliance is amplifying the leadership of the original Our Power Communities while expanding to 68 communities in seven regions that are home to key grassroots groups. These groups organize to end the era of extreme energy and implement a Just Transition that promotes local control of resources (including energy, land, water, and food systems).


Together, we are advancing bold, grounded and interlinked strategies across the country

Six meta-strategies undergird the Climate Justice Alliance projected vision through 2020, and will continue to influence the trajectory of alliance work.

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Just Transition

Just Transition is our
main organizing framework

The Just Transition framework is a vision-led, unifying and place-based set of principles, processes and practices that build economic and political power to shift from an extractive economy to a regenerative economy.

Grassroots and Movement Building Organizations

Climate Justice Alliance membership is rooted in a shared landscape analysis, priorities and overall vision. Our alliance includes base-building frontline organizations (BFOs), Alliances, Networks, and Movement Support Organizations.

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Recent News

CJA Response: Warren’s Green Manufacturing Plan Provides a Sturdy Foundation to Build and Implement a Just Transition

Washington, DC-- Climate Justice Alliance applauds Senator Warren’s Green Manufacturing Platform. Elements, including a pledge to invest $2 trillion in green research, is the scale of investment that demonstrates Warren’s level of commitment as a candidate who is...

Climate Justice Alliance Responds to the Inslee Campaign’s Climate Change Policy

Washington, DC-- In response to WA Governor Inslee's just released Evergreen Economy Plan, the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) and Washington-based CJA member group, Got Green released the following statements: STATEMENT FROM CLIMATE JUSTICE ALLIANCE: "Those most...

Climate Justice Alliance Responds to the Joe Biden Campaign’s Climate Change Policy

Washington, DC-- In response to Joe Biden's “middle of the ground” climate change policy currently being drafted by Joe Biden's 2020 campaign, the Climate Justice Alliance (CJA) released the following statement: "As it pertains to the climate crisis we have breached...

“Having an alliance of US frontline communities to strategically confront the existing tyranny of our country and present real solutions is needed right now.”

– Tom Goldtooth, Indigenous Environmental Network

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